Industrial Rehab

Ministry Medical Group Employer Solutions industrial rehabilitation staff specializes in injury prevention and treatment of work and non-work related injury. The focus of safely returning the employee to work starts at the moment that we begin treatment.

We provide outpatient therapy designed by physical therapists, licensed athletic trainers and occupational therapists. Ministry Medical Group Employer Solutions uses the philosophy of DSI Work Solutions—this program allows the tester to determine maximum function based on objective physical findings.

Ministry Medical Group Employer Solutions provides the following industrial rehab services:

Work Conditioning: Clinic Based Onsite

Work conditioning is a therapeutic work program. This program occurs 5 days a week from 2 to 4 hours per day. In most cases, time spent in work conditioning is considered part of the client’s work day. The program assists the client in returning to work through a series of exercise and work stimulation activities. The therapist in this program acts as a case manager between the insurance company, employer, and physician office. This program typically lasts 2 to 6 weeks.

Work Hardening – Award Winning Service!

Work hardening offers simulated work stations in an industrial setting to increase a worker’s tolerance and physical abilities. The goal of the program is to return the injured worker to gainful employment as soon as safely possible. Our Workers’ Rehabilitation Program is accredited in comprehensive occupational rehabilitation programs by CARF, the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, which is the most prominent and prestigious national review organization for rehabilitation services. The Workers’ Rehabilitation Program’s work hardening program was also the recipient of the J.M Foundation National Award for Excellence in Vocational Programs for Outstanding Achievement in Work Hardening.

Onsite Therapist Services

All therapy is not created equal. MMG Employer Solutions therapists, including Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, and Licensed Athletic Trainers, have advanced training (DSI Work Solution Certified and designations as a WorkWell Quality Provider) handling work injury. Therapists are trained to understand the goals and needs of the worker and the employer. Therapy is offered onsite as well as in-clinic.

The Functional Job Analysis includes analysis of a particular job with a descriptive write-up with input from the employee and employer. Information is obtained through objective measurements from on-site observation and videotaping. Once the job description is developed, our staff will provide information on how the job could be modified to make the work site safer for employees.

Functional Capacity Evaluation

The Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE) is a one- or two-day assessment of the patient’s functional capabilities. The test safely and objectively measures various tolerance and strength capabilities, such as hand grip, climbing stairs and balance.

Pre-Work Screen: Upon Hire, Transfer, Stay at Work & Return to Work

The pre-work screen is a screening process of a client for a specific job. The evaluating therapist may determine whether the client can meet the job demands; however, it is the sole responsibility of the employer to make the hiring decision.

Ergonomic Consultation

The industrial rehab staff offers ergonomic consultation in industrial and office settings. The staff works with your employees to assess their jobs and identify ergonomic risk factors and solutions. We teach the importance of behavioral and environmental modifications so employees can identify immediate approaches to improving ergonomics whenever possible, until environmental solutions can be put into place.

Data Analysis

All therapy services include data analysis outcomes to identify Return on Investment. Data is tracked monthly, quarterly & year to date. Data tracked includes: number of therapy visits, number of employees seen for early intervention, types of injuries (which triggers an ergonomic assessment) cases that remained early intervention versus a recordable, and many more. All data tracking is a dynamic process that is continuously evolving with your workforce and is customizable to the employer need.

TO LEARN MORE

Dawn Neal
715.295.5214
dawn.neal@ministryhealth.org

Denese Mace
715.295.5214
denese.mace@ministryhealth.org

Jim Owens
715.295.5214
james.owens@ministryhealth.org

 

 
 
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